What are common causes for high blood pressure?

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What are common causes for high blood pressure?

Certain factors can increase your risk of developing hypertension include lifestyle choices and certain uncontrolled factors, such as advanced age, family history of hypertension, certain chronical conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease, sleep apnea, being obese, having extreme stress, excessive alcohol intake, excessive salt in your diet. Speak to your Shopper Drug Mart pharmacist to learn about lifestyle changes that you can make to manage or prevent your high blood pressure.

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The information included in this recording is correct as of April 13th, 2021.